Thank Gawd it’s Friday: The 901 Tequila Cocktail Celebrates Entourage Final Episode

By on September 9, 2011

There are just some weeks that call for a kick back Friday night fest with easy to eat food and a yummy cocktail.  This was one of those weeks.  Hell.  We’ve had an earthquake,  a hurricane,  a flood or two,  160 roads have been closed here in New Jersey.

We are not here to say water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. No.  We’re offering the Un-Watery 901 Tequila  Cocktail in honor of all those folks who have slogged through one wet and soggy week.

The story of this fine sipping tequila from Jalisco is pretty much a life imitating art story.  That is if you’ve been a fan of Entourage.  One of the story lines in the last season (final episode is this Sunday night at 10:30 pm.  Boo! Remember to tune in)



Any way one of the story lines –  like I said – was about Vince being lured by a tequila maker in Jalisco to buy in and be the talking head for that brand.

Guess what?  In real life that dude is Justin Timberlake and that brand is 901.  Like they say, always triple distilled for purity, hand crafted in small batches, always exceptionally smooth.

Now that will smooth out your weekend.  Try it.

Bottom’s up!



The 901 Green Teaquila Gimlet

Is this an L.A. drink or what?  Green tea for the antioxidants.  Tequila for the kick. Oh yes.

For each drink:

1-1/2 ounces 901 Silver tequila

¾ ounce fresh lemon juice

1 ounce green tea syrup*

Pour into a rocks glass, fill with ice cubes.  Sit back and enjoy.

*Green tea syrup is made by combining in a small sauce pan equal parts sugar and water – say about 1 cup each.  Bring to a boil,  drop in a green tea bag and let it steep. Remove the tea bag, transfer the green tea syrup to a small jar, cover and refrigerate.

Good for lotsa drinks.  Goes especially well with tequila and lemon.  Oh yes.

About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”